The trade minister of the state of Florida and the president of Enterprise Florida, John C. Anderson, recently visited the Czech Republic to offer Czech companies investment and trade opportunities in Florida, the state with the fastest growing economy in the United States, and to sign a memorandum on cooperation with the Czech government's export support agency, CzechTrade. I spoke to Mr. Anderson as well as to the director of CzechTrade, Martin Tlapa, about the business opportunities Florida has to offer to Czech firms.
A dispute between a Czech company and its British partner looks set to go to a court of arbitration in the next few weeks. At the base of the dispute is a contract signed between the two companies, which the Czech partner wants annulled. The British partner has cried foul, and has publicly voiced concerns over investing in the Czech Republic. has this report.
The Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman visited Sweden earlier this week for talks on a number of issues, most notably EU enlargement. But there was another crucial item on Mr Zeman's agenda - persuading Swedish investors to stake their hard-earned cash on the Czech Republic, especially if Prague decides to spend some two billion dollars buying Swedish Grippen jet fighters for the Czech Air Force. has more.
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